creating community one stage at a time
About the Project
This June, Ellipse Theatre Community (ETC) in collaboration with Little Town Productions and Musical Impressions Studios will present Project Pride, a multi-faceted program intended to promote community understanding and connection amongst LGBTQ2IA+ individuals, families, and communities. The centerpiece and culmination of this project will be the Central Oregon premiere of the award-winning musical Fun Home, by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, adapted from Alison Bechdel's ground breaking graphic memoir.
In this intimate musical, Alison sets out to unravel the many mysteries of her childhood through a series of memories and conversations – from her coming out to her moving journey to acceptance. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, emotionally charged, and wholly original musical that The New York Times calls “extraordinary,” and “a rare beauty.”
All performances of Fun Home will occur at Open Space Event Studios in Bend, Oregon.
In conjunction with performances, Project Pride will host additional activities and events such as:
Panel discussions with mental health professionals, educators, and LGBTQ2IA+ community members
Pre and post-show talk-backs with actors and creative team of Fun Home
Teen open mic night
Queer art showcase
A complete schedule of events can be found here.
A portion of proceeds from performances and events will be donated to LGBTQIA+ organizations and resources.